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From: "Alexei A. Frounze" <alex DOT fru AT mtu-net DOT ru>
Newsgroups: comp.os.msdos.djgpp
Subject: Re: GNU Software for MS-Windows and MS-DOS
Date: Sat, 06 May 2000 20:29:25 +0400
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It's not a bug. It means your OS is not configured properly. OS must have
some more memory reserved for environment variables such as COMSPEC, PATH,
PROMPT, TEMP, ...

Find in your C:\CONFIG.SYS file a line that looks something like this:
  SHELL=C:\COMMAND.COM C:\ /E:6192 /P
or add it to the end of the file if you don't have it there.

Then try to increase the parameter going after "/E:" (max valid value is
about 32000). Don't forget to reboot the computer after changing the
CONFIG.SYS file. After rebooting try GCC once more.


Hope this helps.
Alexei A. Frounze
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George Ford wrote:
> 
> I recently purchased the GNU Software for MS-WINDOWS and MS-DOSafter
> copying it to my hard drive I got the error message "out of environment
> space. I have a Gateway 450 with Windows 98 2nd edition that does not
> have extended memory configured. I checked with Gateway and they say
> Microsoft is trying to get away from dos.Can recommend something to
> correct this. I believe this an almost BUG.

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